Project Portfolio - Melrose Arch


Client: Melrose Arch Development Company - Madevco
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Project Start: January 2007


In 2007, Murray & Roberts Construction was awarded contracts valued at over R800 million for hotel, residential and piazza developments at Melrose Arch.

The Melrose Arch precinct is renowned for creating new and cutting edge spaces that fulfil both professional and personal requirements. Melrose Arch is a mixed-use ‘new urbanism’ development that provides retail, commercial and residential space, creating a unique urban experience. The project is located at the northern end of the existing Melrose Arch Development and will benefit from its strategic location, high quality office space, exceptional infrastructure, ample secure parking, safe environment and ease of accessibility.

Murray & Roberts Construction is responsible for the construction of 170 000 square metres of prime office and retail space as well as a basement parkade. The office space consists of 9 highly individualised office buildings. These offices are located within the unique ‘traditional city’ environment that will accommodate retail and leisure opportunities. These together with the adjacent residential areas in the Melrose Arch Development will form a genuinely integrated urban experience.

Murray & Roberts had completed earlier contracts at Melrose Arch in 2001 valued at approximately R188 million. 


  • Final Completion was successfully achieved on Phase 1 on 24 November 2009
  • Phase 1 Piazza achieved on completion 4 632 333 LTI free hours and a LTIFR of 0.00
  • Phase 1 Piazza was awarded the Steel Awards 2009 for tubular structures in conjunction with Omnistruct, Gesteyn & Horak and Pure Consulting
  • 2007 GMBA Awards: Achieved 2nd place in the R500m and above category and received the best Safety Officer award